The Canterbury Tales Project aims to investigate the textual tradition of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales to achieve a better understanding of the history of its composition and publication before 1500. Here is how we work:
We have established a system of transcription for all the manuscripts and early printed books of the Canterbury Tales into computer-readable form.
We transcribe the manuscripts using this system.
We compare all the manuscripts, creating a record of their agreements and disagreements with a computer collation program (Collate).